Truecaller has revealed how the app helped Nigerian users block over 13 million calls and 25 million spam SMS, monthly.
The Director and Head of Worldwide Developer Relations of Truecaller, Priyam Bose, has made this known during the weekend at an event in Lagos to unveil the company’s plans for the region.
He said: “We see Nigeria as one of the most promising eco-systems in Africa. That is why we have decided to kick-off our tour in the market.
“After engaging with some of the top tech start-ups and digital businesses in the country, we are even more convinced that Truecaller SDK— mobile identity solution— will help solve many of their challenges when on-boarding and verifying new users.”
According to Bose, the Truecaller app has already more than 50 million users in Africa, adding that the service is helping users block more than half a billion spam calls on a monthly basis in the region, and more than 50 percent of all messages being filtered is considered as spam.